Extractions: As veterinary medicine advances, veterinarians are able to help an increasing number of animals with serious problems, and these animals are living longer than ever before. The number of animals with disabilities, chronic diseases, and other conditions that require special care is constantly rising, and these animals are beginning to find a special place in pet owners' hearts. "Animals are amazing in their ability to recover and adapt to life with a disability," says Dr. Robin Downing, a veterinarian in Windsor, Colorado. "Often it's much harder for us as people to get over our prejudices about special needs pets than it is for the animals to get over their disabilities." Less obvious needs Many animals with mental retardation or cognitive function problems can do quite well with a little extra attention from owners, though results can vary widely depending on the pet's condition. Dr. Downing's cat Kramer was born with cerebellar hypoplasiapart of his brain did not fully develop. He can think and reason as well as any other cat, but he has problems coordinating the movement of his legs, and he often stumbles and falls. When he does, he simply picks himself up again. "He was born this way," explains Dr. Downing, "and he's never known any other kind of life. He doesn't know he's different from any other cat." Kramer mostly lives his life as a normal cat, but he does require some protection from staircases and other precarious places where his falls could be dangerous.
ADA & Disability Information Universal Design Education Project University of maryland; Trace Center for Technologyand disabled - University of speech system; IBM special needs Gopher; LAB http://www.esrin.esa.it:8080/handy/om/distr/iu/local/ada.html
Extractions: Computation Center Disabled User Services - Iowa State University Special Education - University of Kansas DO-IT Program - University of Washington Disability Services - University of Minnesota Disabilities and Computing Program - UCLA Project Pursuit - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Adaptive Learning Programs (ALPS) - Purdue Adaptive Computing Technology Center - University of Missouri-Columbia Adaptive Environments Universal Design Education Project - University of Maryland Trace Center for Technology and Disabled - University of Wisconson Texas Assistive Technology Partnership (TATP) - University of Texas
Washington DC City Pages: Education : Organizations cooperation among parents of disabled children, the a more effective advocate forchildren with special needs. based in``the Washington, maryland, and Virginia http://dcpages.ari.net/Education/Organizations/more2.shtml
Extractions: These non-profit organizations are committed to working with the community to advance and preserve education in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. All titles are listed in alphabetical order. Search Washington DC Change Category Search Washington DC Search DC Directory - click here - [ Home ] Arts Autos Business Chat Classifieds Community Computing DC Today Dining Discussions Education Employment Entertainment Events Government Health History Living Lodging Media Museums Music People Real Estate Recreation Shopping Sports Tourism Travel Weather Web Sites Language Policy Site I am an independent writer and lecturer formerly the Washington editor of Education Week who specializes in the politics of language. Since 1985, I have been reporting on the English Only movement, English Plus, bilingual education, efforts to save endangered languages, and language rights in the U.S.A.
Extractions: Source: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services Greensboro NC. Screening for Special Diagnoses. ERIC Digest. THIS DIGEST WAS CREATED BY ERIC, THE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES INFORMATION CENTER. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ERIC, CONTACT ACCESS ERIC 1-800-LET-ERIC OVERVIEW SCHOOL-BASED SCREENING While most children with a disability are identified by third grade, some are not identified until the upper elementary grades or even junior or senior high school. In some instances, a problem does not become evident until the demands of school exceed the child's skills in coping with his or her disability. In other cases, the disability may not occur until the child is older. For instance, a disability may be acquired as a result of a traumatic brain injury or as a result of other environmental factors. A disability may also not be identified until a child is older because the procedures used for screening, referral, testing, and/or identification are ineffective. PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS FOR SCHOOL SCREENING It is important to understand that there is no standard or uniform battery of tests, checklists, or procedures to follow for the identification of most students with disabilities. While there is a basic structure to the identification process, there is considerable variability in how students may come to be identified, including the types of tests used in screening and the processes by which they are referred.
Meet Our Chat Hosts-Parenting Special Needs of the Prince George's County, maryland Chapter of Donations Through your donationsto special Kids Fund's camp and research for developmentally disabled and at http://specialchildren.about.com/library/blchat.htm
Extractions: Our Reactive Attachment Disorder chats provide support and friendship. Mark your calendar and join us on the last Wednesday of April at 9:00pm EST. WANTEDCHAT HOSTS Do you love to chat? Are you interested in visiting with other parents of special children? Parenting Special Needs is seeking volunteer chat hosts. If this is something you would like to do, send me an email!
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OCO Needs Assessment Tool - University Of Maryland are age 18 or older who receiving special education services; needed in each areato better meet students needs. activities with same age nondisabled peers in http://www.education.umd.edu/oco/resources/needsassessment.html
Extractions: Back to Home This assessment tool is intended to help local school systems (LSSs) determine if there is a need to create educational services for students with significant disabilities age 18-21 in post-secondary settings. This tool will identify the steps necessary: STEP 1: Convene planning committee to conduct the needs assessment. Schedule a meeting to conduct, review, and discuss assessment. Possible committee members may include: LSS Director of Special Education and other special education administrators/coordinators LSS Teachers and Department chairs of sending high schools LSS Principal(s) Community-Based Instruction/work coordinators/transition specialists Related services personnel Parents Local adult service agencies (i.e. community not for profit organizations, vocational or residential support providers, Arc)
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Extractions: * This is the place for sharing information . . . it is under continuing development. * This and adjacent pages contain phone numbers and links to information intended to help those with special needs. You and friends can help this be a very special place by contributing links that will make this information center truely helpful to those in need of help. You can scroll down the listings to find services that can help you. Another way of finding what you want is to click on Edit in the menu bar and use "find" to insert names/terms being sought; it will search the entire listing for you. Repeat the find function to find more than one use of the name/term you seek. Keep checking for new or additional link entries . . . we hope to have new entries posted frequently. * We need to share "lessons learned" and perhaps help others avoid pitfalls in the maze of medical/educational/job training, etc. Be a friend! Tell others of this handicap help center listing. * We will put notes here from time to time when the information is very time sensitive or it is about events that needs your immediate attention.
Links To Other Sites MSB serves students in every county of maryland. in addition to visual impairmentare disabled by other distributors of products for people with special needs. http://www.obs.org/links.htm
Extractions: Links to Additional Resources and Materials GREAT SITE: The New York Institute for Special Education, NYISE, has one of the most comprehensive listings of resources available on the web. You can reach the BLINDNESS RESOURCE CENTER at http://www.nyise.org/blind.htm . The listing is available in all accessible formats, including frames, large print, and text only. For additional links to an abundance of resources, please see the National Agenda webpage Organizations www.acb.org ...The American Council of the Blind provides links, resources and information for people who are blind or visually impaired. www.afb.org ...The American Foundation for the Blind is a nonprofit organization enabling blind or visually impaired people to achieve equality and access. January 4 was the birthday of Louis Braille, so the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)chose that day to launch the Braille Bug, an interactive channel on AFB's web site created to teach sighted children about braille, and to encourage literacy among all childrensighted and visually impaired. Visit http://www.afb.org/braillebug
Maryland Resources For Assistive Technology life of children and youth with special needs through teaching and for persons inthe disabled community whose The maryland Technology Assistance Program (MD TAP http://www.linc.org/restech.html
Extractions: Center for Technology in Education (CTE) improves the quality of life of children and youth with special needs through teaching, research, and leadership in the use of technology. It is a partnership which combines the research and teaching resources of the Johns Hopkins University Division of Education and the leadership and policy support of the Maryland State Department of Education. An excellent resource for teachers and other professionals. Community Living, Inc . - administers a loan library and assist families and individuals in the Western region of Maryland in choosing the appropriate adaptive equipment and devices to increase their independence. They also provide services to the deaf community and have programs that assist people with limited sight. 620-B Research Drive, Frederick, MD 21703. Phone: 301-663-8811 or 301-293-6015. TTY: (301)620-7442. Computer Reclamation Inc . - donates computers and other related equipment to non profit organizations in the metro Washington DC area, but other organizations can apply if they can arrange transportation. A $25 donation per computer is requested. 912 Thayer Avenue, Suite 210, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4570. Phone: Michael Wiggins (301) 495-0280. The Council United for Recovery and Education (CURE) Network, Inc
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Extractions: When we hear the words "special needs," invariably we think of children with learning disabilities or mental retardation and their struggles to be successful in the classroom. I know I do. But this definition of special needs is incomplete. The special education "community" encompasses all children whose academic needs cannot be met in a typical classroom environment. If we think of intelligence in a linear way, the typical special-needs student is at one end of the spectrum and the gifted student is at the other, like opposite sides of the same coin. Gifted students have the same special education requirements as their challenged or disabled peers and are, therefore, an appropriate topic for our special needs issue.
Extractions: Please contact the schools for updated information. A C D F ... W A Spring Ridge Academy (Arizona) Spring Valley, AZ : boarding school for girls with attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, low self esteem or other challenges. 13690 South Burton Road, Spring Valley, AZ 86333 - (520) 632-4602
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FYI Online - July 2002 - UMUC to help students with special needs overcome limitations with disabilities in BaltimoreCity schools has been our teachers are among maryland's most progressive http://www.umuc.edu/fyionline/july_02/fyionline2.html
Extractions: Publications UMUC Gets Help with its IDEA to Narrow Digital Divide for People with Disabilities "Being such a leader in the advances telecommunications has for individuals today, Verizon is committed to exploring ways technology can be better utilized. We have long enjoyed our relationship with UMUC because we share the mission of improving lives through incorporating technology into modern communication. The IDEA Project is exemplary of that ideal." Paul Wood, Verizon "IDEA is certain to be of real and long-lasting significance in the burgeoning distance learning arena. The university's leadership and effective partnerships will command attention to the critical need to be inclusive of the needs of all learners."
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Extractions: Commission on Education Finance, Equity, and Excellence Minutes November 2, 2000 The Commission on Education Finance, Equity, and Excellence held a public hearing at Towson University on Thursday, November 2, 2000, at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of obtaining public testimony on the first draft of the Commission's interim report that was issued on October 26, 2000. The following members of the Commission were present at the hearing: Dr. Alvin Thornton, Chair Ms. Karen Wolf (for Ms. Beatrice B. Gordon) These minutes provide a brief summary of the oral testimony that was provided at the hearing. Many of the individuals who testified at the hearing also submitted written testimony. Joe A. Hairston, Superintendent, Baltimore County Schools, testified in support of the Commission's approach to measuring adequacy. He also testified in support of the Commission's recommendations for increased funding for special education, transportation of disabled students, academic intervention, teacher mentoring, full-day kindergarten, and early childhood education. Donald Arnold, President, Baltimore County Board of Education, concurred with the Commission's conclusion that its recommendations were fiscally responsible and that funding for public schools was among the State's highest priorities. He testified in support of the Commission's recommendations for increased funding for special education, transportation of disabled students, and programmatic enhancements.
Maryland Electronic Capital - Education maryland Association of Nonpublic special Education Facilities are blind, visuallyimpaired and multidisabled. serves students in every county of maryland. http://www.mec.state.md.us/education/special.html
Extractions: Benedictine's highly qualified staff (1:4 staff/student ratio) works in the classroom, in the community, and in Benedictine's Residential Program to help each individual (ages 5 to 21) develop the essential skills he or she needs, like effective communication, social skills, and personal hygiene. Wm. S. Baer School #301 The mission of the William S. Baer School is to provide appropriate educational medical and therapeutic programs for students with developmental delays, from three through twenty-one years of age by facilitating their physical, academic, social and emotional growth in all developmental domains through various activities involving school, family and community in order to prepare them for living productive lives. The Chimes Providing educational, vocational, habilitative, residential, leisure, and other support services for people with barriers to independent living, including people with mental retardation and related handicapping conditions. Hannah More School Hannah More School is committed to providing excellent academic and therapeutic programs for emotionally disabled teenagers in a nurturing environment, enabling students to develop the skills necessary to reach their greatest potential in an increasingly complex and culturally diverse society.